It took famed racer and former St. Louis resident Bill Logan two and a half years to write 60 Years in the Saddle, which isn’t bad considering it summarizes a lifelong love affair with the bike. “The book chronicles my cycling odyssey from the backroads of Indiana to a world duathlon championship,” said Logan. “I think readers will enjoy meeting the unique cast of characters I encountered and amusing experiences I had along the way.” The writing is personal and vivid, the shared knowledge practical and inspiring. If you’ve ever raced in a peloton, or dreamed of it, you should read this memoir. $18.